365: Make a Book a Day by Donna Meyer
“Project inspired by Noah Scalin’s Skull-a-Day. A book can be made of almost anything, and I can stretch its definition. Some will be fancy, skilled and take time. Others will be quick-&-dirty, maybe just images, or ephemeral, disappearing books.
The whole point is not really the books. The idea is to expand myself in many ways as an artist and a person, to set up a discipline, stick with it and see what that teaches me.”
(S)Edition Installation by Melissa Jay Craig
Limited bookwork edition of 99 copies.
“Some people have uneasy, squeamish thoughts when they look at fungus: it’s something surreptitious, uncontrollable; it lives hidden underground in familiar locales, ready to spring to life unexpectedly, and it often manifests itself as part of the demise of another organism. Fungus is an agent of change. I’m fascinated with its myriad forms, and I love to go in search of it.”
Celebrating an era of dynamic and creative cross-pollination between Japanese design and European Art Nouveau at the turn of the last century, Le Japon Artistique features stunning floral imagery drawn from a variety of rare books held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Seldom seen outside the museum context, these lush botanical motifs are as visually enchanting as they are significant in the arc of Japanese art history.
I loveee that the book itself is bound using traditional Japanese stab stitch binding!
The inaugural European artists’ book event will take place this year in London on Saturday the 21st July 2012.
KALEID editions invites submissions from European based artists for an exhibition and book fair; to showcase the best of artists’ books to an international audience, to attract private and public collections and to establish a networking event for creative practitioners.
KALEID 2012 is supported by Art Academy London, the British National Art Library and English Arts Council’s Saison Poetry Library.